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July 25, 2013

Aquatics Center not opening quite yet

Park has minor issues

emann@pvdemocrat.com — Residents have for quite some time been anticipating the opening of the Pauls Valley Water Park and it was once again delayed Wednesday when inspection of the facility was not given the go ahead.

Following a visit by the State Health Department inspector, those involved in the project next to the Reynolds Recreation Center learned there were still a few items required for public use that needed to be put in place and resulted in a failing grade.

Commenting afterward, City Manager James Frizell noted these items were minor and could easily be taken care of within a short amount of time and will mean swim time not long after they are installed.

“These are all things that can be fixed in the next couple of days,” said Frizell. “We didn’t think about some things that weren’t done, safety equipment wasn’t in place.”

Frizell pointed out that the pool itself was actually ready to go and there were no issues found with any part of that.

The items remaining include putting up proper signs around the pool, a water fountain near that area, latches for the gate as a safety precaution and a nearby as well as functional phone set up for calling 911.

A second health department inspection has already been scheduled for Monday morning and Frizell believes it is possible to get everything they need put in place by that time and schedule an opening in the following days.

While he wishes he could say it was open right now, it is a new concept for the community and the idea is to have no issues remaining that would result in problems once the first tickets are sold.

It all includes a large swimming pool, a lazy river ride, open and closed water slides, a bowl slide and a lap and dive pool.

With a capacity of 400 visitors, the recommended fees for park visitors are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for youth ages 4 to 14. Children 3 and under are free.

The park will use punch card passes this year and possibly move to regular season passes in 2014. It will not be included this year in existing recreation center memberships.

“There were no major issues with the pool, just minor issues that have to be installed or redone to the point that it’s acceptable,” said Frizell.

“We’re 99 percent sure after re-inspection Monday we’ll pass.”

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